Deluxe ship Andela Lora
Individual arrival in Omisalj, a tranquil harbor town on the island of Krk. Use the time before embarkation for a first swim in the Adriatic Sea or enjoy an ice cream in the ice cream parlor located directly at the port. Between 2:00 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. you will move into your cabin on the motor glider. The ship leaves at around 3 p.m. and takes you to Cres in four hours. In the evening you take a small tour with the tour guide through the Venetian-style old town of Cres.
In the morning you start your first bike tour to Martinscica. Your ship awaits you here for lunch and a trip to the island of Losinj. On the way you can take a refreshing bathing break before you reach the old seafaring and health resort of Mali Losinj with its large harbor basin, numerous cafés and brightly painted house facades.
Via the extensive promenade, which winds along many picturesque bays, you will reach the southernmost part of the island and visit the picturesque Veli Lošinj. The small harbor with its numerous fishing boats is dominated by the mighty church of St. Anton. After lunch, the ship departs and takes you to the flower island of Molat, where you cycle another small stage and spend the night.
In the morning the ship takes you to the spice island Dugi Otok. In the Božava Bay, surrounded by pine forests, agaves and tamarisks, your bike tour begins on an almost car-free road. Enjoy the panorama along the "long island" on your way to Sali, where the ship awaits you for the crossing to Zadar, which was the political, cultural and spiritual center of Dalmatia for centuries. 3,000 years of history characterize the cityscape here, and there is much to admire: the mighty fortress wall, the loggia, but also the early Romanesque St. Donatus Basilica.
After a morning crossing you will reach the island of Pag. Many fig and olive trees thrive in the rugged but charming landscape of this island. Over the centuries, numerous stone walls have been built here by the residents to protect them from the wind. You cycle from Novalja on the ever narrowing peninsula to the sea to Lun, from where you cross over to Rab. Here you will discover the fortified island capital that emerged in the Middle Ages - one of the highlights of the trip. The four famous bell towers shape the image of this beautiful, romantic city. After dinner, many cozy cafes lure you into the narrow streets.
Today you will get to know the enchanting island of Rab on a beautiful circular tour by bike. At midday, the ship will be waiting for you in the harbor right in front of the old town of Rab to take you to the neighboring island of Krk. Spend the evening in the historic town of the same name.
You cycle over the ridge of the island, overgrown with fragrant macchia, into a valley of vineyards and arrive at the small museum town of Vrbnik in the north-east. Built on a rock more than 50 m high in the middle of the vineyards, Vrbnik is the home of the white Žlahtina wine. Vrbnik also offers friends of superlatives the second narrowest street in the world - a strolling challenge. The further path takes you across the island through old villages and lush vegetation to Omišalj - Rijeka comes into view. On the way you can take a healing mud bath in the bay of Soline. Overnight in Omisalj. After dinner, you can end your trip with a cozy get-together with tour guides and crew on board the ship.
Disembarkation in the morning by 9:00 a.m. and individual journey home or extension of your Croatia vacation.
Services / Info
- 8-day trip on the motor sailer "Andela Lora" with crew
- 7 nights in a double or single cabin with shower/toilet
- 2 x full board and 5 x half board
- guided bike tours and visits according to the program
- bed linen and towels
- Overview maps for the individual cycling stages on board
- German and English speaking tour guide
Below you will find specific information about the Kvarner Bay trip by deluxe ship. If you have any further questions about this trip, simply give us a call: Tel.: +49 (0)6421 - 886890.
Arrival by plane
To travel in the Kvarner Bay, you can fly to Rijeka Airport, which, like the port of embarkation Omisalj, is on the island of Krk. Flight offers can be researched and booked, for example, at www.opodo.com or www.swoodoo.com.
When booking your flight, please note that the ship from Omisalj usually departs at 3:00 p.m. and check-in is between 2:00 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. If you want to book a flight that lands after 2 p.m., please contact us. If you don't get any flight connections to Rijeka, you can also fly to Zagreb Airport.
We are happy to organize transfers from Rijeka or Zagreb airport for you. These transfers are only available on embarkation or disembarkation day, prices on request.
Arriving by car
From Frankfurt via Munich - Salzburg - Villach - Ljubljana - Koper to Pula and on to Rijeka, the distance is about 1000 km. To enter Croatia you need your driver's license, the vehicle registration document and the green insurance card for the vehicle. In Omisalj, we will be happy to organize a secure long-term parking space for you on a private property directly at the port, subject to prior reservation.
Parking costs 60 euros per week and is payable locally on arrival. If you have arrived at the port by car, please ask one of the tour guides at the ships. There is no insurance in Croatia that insures your vehicle against theft and burglary in the parking spaces provided by us. Damage of this kind is only covered by the local comprehensive insurance. However, since the beginning of our travels (1998) we have not received any reports of damage.
Arrival by train
If you want to travel by train, please note that there is no direct train connection to Omisalj. However, there is a good connection with the night train from Munich to Rijeka. On the day of embarkation, a shared transfer from Rijeka train station to Omisalj can be booked. This only applies to the night train, which arrives in Rijeka around 9:30 a.m. A transfer bus will then be waiting at the train station (if reserved in advance) for the onward journey to Omisalj (approx. 45 minutes). A shared transfer from Omisalj to Rijeka can also be booked early in the morning on the day of disembarkation. The transfer price is on request.
The tour is designed exclusively for e-bike riders with a good basic fitness. The routes go up between 400 and 700 meters. The daily stages of 30-60 km lead through hilly and mountainous terrain and are cycled without time constraints. Instead of a bike tour, it is also possible to take a half or full day of swimming on the boat. All tours require a certain basic level of fitness and safe control of the bike.
Decide for yourself each day whether you want to cycle individually according to maps or join one of the two tour guides. Helmets are compulsory on the bike tours. Please bring your own well-fitting helmet. A limited number of rental helmets are available (reservation required).
Available rental bikes
There are 11-speed ladies e-bikes with low entry available. The bikes are each equipped with an Ortlieb luggage bag. The tour is advertised as an e-bike tour and can therefore only be booked with an e-bike.
Bringing your own e-bike is not possible due to safety regulations on the ships and to protect the health of the tour guides.
The accompanying cook is a member of the crew and prepares an extensive breakfast and one to two hot meals every day. Meals include 2 x full board and 5 x half board. Depending on the course of the tour, one or the other lunch meal can also consist of a packed lunch. The first meal begins with dinner on the day of embarkation and ends with breakfast on the day of disembarkation.
If the cabins are occupied by three people, we grant a 50% discount on the basic travel price for the third person (only possible below deck). These cabins are equipped with a queen bed below and a single bunk above.
Children up to and including the age of 16 receive a discount of 25% on the basic travel price (cannot be combined with other discounts)
Basically, we are of the opinion that only children with good stamina and a minimum age of 10 years can complete the bike tours on their own. Please note that rental bikes (trekking bikes) can only be provided from a height of 1.20 m.
Helmets are compulsory on our bike tours. Please bring your own well-fitting helmet. A limited number of rental helmets are available for adults (reservation required in advance!). Children's helmets must be brought along.
Due to different wind and weather conditions, as well as organizational needs, we reserve the right to change the route. Occasionally, this journey is also carried out in the opposite direction.
Extra costs that are not included in the tour price
Flat rate for local taxes and drinking water on board (payable locally to the captain): 60,00 € per adult or 30,00 € per child up to and including 16 years.
7-day hotline service
If the bicycle chain has broken, flooding makes it impossible to continue your journey or other nasty surprises await you: we are available for you 7 days a week and will organize help as quickly as possible.
Passport and visa requirements
For EU citizens, there are no special passport or visa requirements and no health formalities to be considered for this trip.
The tour price already includes the statutory insolvency insurance. In addition, we recommend that you take out travel cancellation insurance upon receipt of your travel confirmation in order to protect yourself against financial disadvantages in the event of travel cancellation, interruption of travel, illness or accident.
Velociped can withdraw from the tour twenty-one days before the starting date of the tour, at the latest, in case the minimum number of participants stated under the tour description is not attained. You will duly be informed without any delay in case of a withdrawal. Velociped will of course refund the paid tour price immediately. Please note our General Terms and Conditions.